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Computer Science - Environment - 19.11.2020
Spotlight on... Professor Kai H. Luo
This week we meet Professor Kai H. Luo, Chair of Energy Systems in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Computer Science - Physics - 18.11.2020
New £4m high performance computing facility to be established at University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham has today announced that it has been awarded £4m for a major project to develop a computing system aimed at helping researchers to speed up the scientific discovery process and provide new insights into important research questions.

Computer Science - 13.11.2020
VoltPillager: the $30 next-generation of undervolting attacks against Intel SGX
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have managed to break SGX, a set of security functions used by Intel processors, by creating a $30 device to control CPU voltage.

Physics - Computer Science - 13.11.2020
Cardiff joins £6.1m programme to transform silicon chips
Researchers from Cardiff University have started work on a £6.1m UKRI-EPSRC programme to transform the way data is sensed, transferred between and processed on silicon chips.

Event - Computer Science - 06.11.2020
Honour among thieves: the study of a cybercrime marketplace in action
Honour among thieves: the study of a cybercrime marketplace in action
Researchers at the Cambridge Cybercrime Centre have revealed what they've learned from analysing hundreds of thousands of illicit trades that took place in an underground cybercrime forum over the last two years.

Computer Science - 06.11.2020

Computer Science - Economics / Business - 06.11.2020

Computer Science - 28.10.2020
Bristol one of four international partners creating a global cyberinfrastructure for scientific discovery
Bristol one of four international partners creating a global cyberinfrastructure for scientific discovery
The University of Bristol is one of four international institutions selected to form a partnership within the new National Science Foundation (NSF) project, Fabric Across Borders (FAB).

Microtechnics - Computer Science - 26.10.2020
Multidisciplinary Bristol team receives £3m to investigate trustworthiness of future robots
Would you trust a robot surgeon? What about a robot pilot, shop assistant or emergency responder? Would you trust them if they had the ability to adapt and change how they functioned? What would it t

Computer Science - Campus - 14.10.2020

Computer Science - 14.10.2020
Bristol Cyber Security experts helping stop child exploitation
Bristol Cyber Security experts helping stop child exploitation
Researchers have developed an approach that combines Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to help protect children.

Economics / Business - Computer Science - 14.10.2020

Health - Computer Science - 14.10.2020
New online research database set to boost battle against COVID-19
Researchers around the world can tap into a new inter-disciplinary online database of COVID-19 research - www.covidcorpus.org - allowing them to search for new partners, resources and funding to boost the global battle against the virus.

Computer Science - Health - 25.09.2020
Blockchain contact tracing app aims to win public trust to tackle COVID-19
A new form of digital contact tracing which uses unbreakable encryption to secure personal data could help win the level of public engagement required to fight the spread of COVID-19, scientists say.

Computer Science - Transport - 19.08.2020
Engineers set new world record internet speed
The world's fastest data transmission rate has been achieved by a team of UCL engineers who reached an internet speed a fifth faster than the previous record.

Health - Computer Science - 14.08.2020
Latest version of COVID-19 contact tracing app ready for testing on the Isle of Wight and Newham, London
The Department of Health & Social Care announced the latest version of the contact tracing app will be tested on the Isle of Wight and with NHS volunteers from this week, and in the London Borough of Newham from next week.

Event - Computer Science - 06.08.2020

Computer Science - Environment - 04.08.2020
New app to implement social distancing on public transport
An app that allows companies to optimise social distancing measures on public transport has been created by a group of Cardiff University students.

Criminology / Forensics - Computer Science - 04.08.2020
’Deepfakes’ ranked as most serious AI crime threat
Fake audio or video content has been ranked by experts as the most worrying use of artificial intelligence in terms of its potential applications for crime or terrorism, according to a new UCL report. The study, published in Crime Science and funded by the Dawes Centre for Future Crime at UCL (and available as a policy briefing), identified 20 ways AI could be used to facilitate crime over the next 15 years.

Economics / Business - Computer Science - 17.07.2020
Opinion: The tensions over Huawei are not about trade, but global supremacy
Commenting on the UK's reversal regarding Huawei's involvement in its 5G infrastructure, Laurie Macfarlane (UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose) says the decision is political, reflecting the threat of the Chinese economic model to the liberal capitalism of the UK.

Research Management - Computer Science - 16.07.2020
Galaxy evolution research among most cited of past decade
Galaxy evolution research among most cited of past decade
A supercomputer simulation carried out in Durham that realistically calculates the formation of galaxies from the Big Bang to the present day is one of cosmology's most popular research papers of the past decade.

Environment - Computer Science - 13.07.2020
Cloud computing could be producing hidden greenhouse gas emissions
The amount of energy used for cloud computing, which contributes to climate change, needs to be more transparent says an Imperial researcher.

Computer Science - 09.07.2020
Reducing racial bias in facial recognition
Reducing racial bias in facial recognition
Our computer scientists are helping to reduce racial bias in facial recognition algorithms. Facial recognition is becoming an essential part of our daily lives, from its use in security to education, to virtual assistants and personal gym trainers.

Computer Science - Social Sciences - 01.07.2020
Opinion: Privacy is not the problem with the Apple-Google contact-tracing app
Dr Michael Veale (UCL Laws) explains the 'decentralised' approach of the Apple-Google contact-tracing system, the problems with the NHSX app, and why contact-tracing tools need to align their focus more for respecting individual privacy.

Computer Science - 01.07.2020
UofG signs knowledge-exchange agreement with Rakuten Mobile
University of Glasgow computing scientists have signed an agreement with Rakuten Mobile, Inc. to carry out collaborative research in the field of edge computing.

Event - Computer Science - 29.06.2020

Innovation - Computer Science - 24.06.2020
Bristol innovation challenges regular touchscreens with new spray-on technique
Bristol innovation challenges regular touchscreens with new spray-on technique
Inspired by the way an artist creates graffiti on a wall and using a novel combination of sprayable electronics and 3D printing, the technique, called ProtoSpray, allows the creation of displays on surfaces that go beyond the usual rectangular and 2D shapes.

Computer Science - Health - 24.06.2020
How are our behaviours changing in lockdown?
People have had to change their lifestyles to maintain a sense of normality during lockdown, and it is clear from social media that people are finding innovative ways to keep active, stay entertained and connect with those that matter most.

Computer Science - Innovation - 23.06.2020
New programme to accelerate AI research capability at Cambridge
New programme to accelerate AI research capability at Cambridge
A new initiative at Cambridge will equip young researchers outside computer science with the skills they need to use machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques to power their research.

Computer Science - Physics - 15.06.2020
Major investors back disruptive new player in quantum computing race
Major investors back disruptive new player in quantum computing race
Universal Quantum, a disruptive new player on the global quantum computing stage, has today emerged out of stealth announcing an oversubscribed £3.6 million seed-funding round.

Computer Science - Psychology - 12.06.2020
Seven Questions with... Tao Bi
This week we meet Tao Bi, who is a PhD student in Human-Computer Interaction and a past winner of the #loveUCL Instagram competition.

Health - Computer Science - 04.06.2020

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 01.06.2020
A good egg: robot chef trained to make omelettes
A team of engineers have trained a robot to prepare an omelette, all the way from cracking the eggs to plating the finished dish, and refined the 'chef's' culinary skills to produce a reliable dish that actually tastes good. Cooking is a really interesting problem for roboticists, as humans can never be totally objective when it comes to food, so how do we as scientists assess whether the robot has done a good job?

Computer Science - 27.05.2020
Comment: Coronavirus - survey reveals what the public wants from a contact-tracing app
Dr Julia Yesberg (UCL Security & Crime Science) and her colleagues discusse the results of a survey of 730 users of the NHS contact-tracing app being trialled in the Isle of Wight.

Computer Science - Microtechnics - 01.05.2020
Oxford University and Amazon Web Services create a test-bed for cloud-based research
Oxford University and Amazon Web Services create a test-bed for cloud-based research
Today the University of Oxford is delighted to announce a new strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Health - Computer Science - 27.04.2020
Communities could help meet demand for health supplies during Covid-19 with open access hardware and 3D printing
Communities could help meet demand for health supplies during Covid-19 with open access hardware and 3D printing
Free open source hardware and 3D printing could help to alleviate the burden of Covid-19 on global health systems, according to scientists at the University of Sussex. Free and open source hardware (FOSH) follows an ethos where blueprints for a tool are made freely available so that anyone can study, learn, modify, customize and commercialize them.

Environment - Computer Science - 22.04.2020
UCL partners with the Met Office on weather and climate science
UCL has joined the Met Office Academic Partnership, with the University of Bristol, to work collaboratively on transforming data sciences to secure the UK's world-leading position in weather forecasting and climate prediction.

Health - Computer Science - 07.04.2020
Using the world’s most powerful supercomputers to tackle COVID-19
The world's most powerful supercomputers are being used by UCL researchers for urgent investigations into the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the associated COVID-19 disease with the aim of accelerating the development of treatments, including antiviral drugs and vaccines.

Health - Computer Science - 06.04.2020
New app collects the sounds of COVID-19
New app collects the sounds of COVID-19
A new app, which will be used to collect data to develop machine learning algorithms that could automatically detect whether a person is suffering from COVID-19 based on the sound of their voice, their breathing and coughing, has been launched by researchers at the University of Cambridge.

Health - Computer Science - 02.04.2020
Global ’hackathon’ sees computer whizzes inventing solutions to COVID-19 problems
A University of Birmingham student is co-ordinating a huge global initiative in which hackers around the world are working around the clock to combat issues created by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Computer Science - Health - 02.04.2020
COVID-19 contact tracing apps: 8 privacy questions governments should ask
Imperial experts have posed eight privacy questions governments should consider when developing coronavirus contact tracing apps. As part of their efforts to slow the outbreak of coronavirus, governments, research institutions and industry are developing contact tracing apps to record interactions between people.

Health - Computer Science - 02.04.2020
Global ’creative marathon’ sees scientists and technologists building solutions to COVID-19 problems
University of Birmingham students are co-ordinating a huge global initiative in which participants around the world are working around the clock to combat issues created by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Health - Computer Science - 17.03.2020
Infectious disease experts provide evidence for a coronavirus mobile app for instant contact tracing
A team of medical research and bioethics experts at Oxford University are supporting several European governments to explore the feasibility of a coronavirus mobile app for instant contact tracing.
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